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No new Covid-19 fatalities in Greece for 5th day in a row

Greece has announced zero new fatalities from the coronavirus for the fifth consecutive day, the longest such run since mid-March.

Thus, fatalities remain at 183, while nine new confirmed cases over the past 24 hours have pushed the total to 3,121.

Thirteen patients remain hooked to ventilators, while 116 have exited intensive care units, authorities said Sunday. 

Aselsan signs $31.3 mln mechanical ventilator order deal

The Turkish defense giant Aselsan signed an agreement worth $31.3 million with the International Health Services Inc. for the production of mechanical ventilators.

"Within the scope of the agreement, mid-level intensive care mechanical ventilator order is given to Aselsan," the defense firm announced on June 10. 

Devices will be delivered this year, it noted.

3rd day in a row with no new Covid-19 deaths

For the third day in a row, no new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Greece.

Authorities said Sunday that, since Saturday afternoon, only two new cases have been reported, raising the total to 2,917. The number of fatalities remains at 175.

Also, 13 patients are hooked to ventilators, while 106 have left intensive care.


Coronavirus: 7 new cases, no deaths

No new deaths from the coronavirus have been reported in the past 48 hours in Greece, and just seven new infections since Friday afternoon, health authorities said Saturday.

The total number of confirmed infections is now 2,915, with 175 fatalities. There are 14 patients on ventilators, while 106 have exited Intensive Care Units. Authorities have tested 178,316 people for the virus.

Turkey exports more than 1,000 mechanical ventilators

Turkey has exported more than 1,000 mechanical ventilators crucial in treating COVID-19 so far, the country's industry and technology minister said on May 27.

Addressing a meeting of a local trade chamber via a video link, Mustafa Varank said Turkey is also carrying out apace innovative projects for diagnostic kits and systems that will make a name for the country worldwide.

No new coronavirus deaths; cases at 2,878

There were no deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and only two new confirmed cases, Greek authorities announced Sunday.

The total cases now stand at 2,878, with 171 fatalities.

Also, there are 19 patients on ventilators and 100 have exited intensive care units.

Greek authorities have so far carried out a total of 153,963 tests.


Russia halts use of ventilators tied to deadly hospital fires

Russia's healthcare regulator on May 13 ordered a stop to the use of ventilators believed to have caused two fires at coronavirus hospitals that left six people dead.

The federal regulator Roszdravnadzor "has halted the use on Russian territory of... Aventa-M ventilators produced from April 1, 2020" by a Urals factory, part of the state conglomerate Rostec.

Overloaded ventilator fire kills five coronavirus patients in Russia: Media

A fire apparently started by an overloaded ventilator killed five novel coronavirus patients in an intensive care unit in a Russian hospital on May 12, news agencies reported.

Russia's emergency ministry confirmed the death of intensive care patients in a hospital in the city of St. Petersburg but did not say how many people had been killed.

Ankara steps up medical device development amid virus

Seeking to stem the hundreds of millions of dollars it costs annually to buy medical devices from abroad, Turkey has stepped up its efforts to develop and produce these devices within the country instead.

Expenses for importing medical devices such as respirators or X-ray systems reached more than $8 billion in the last five years, while there has also been a gradual decline.